Everything You Need to Know About Workplace Injury Compensation in Singapore

Life is uncertain. Within seconds an accident can occur and cause large scale destruction. And even worse claim lives. Many people delude themselves into thinking that life is all sunshine and rainbows and bad things will never happen to them. But that is not really a smart way to live because anything can happen to anyone, anywhere. One of the main areas where accidents happen is in the workplace. 

A report from TodayOnline shows that about 15,000 cases of work-related injury occur each year in Singapore. Sadly, only a fraction of the injured workers where compensated early. Most times, it took up to a year or more before proper work injury compensation was fulfilled.

Having little or no idea about what WICA (Work Injury Compensation Act) is all about and how it works may be one of the main reasons why the cases of these people were not resolved on time. 

The following article by Ronald JJ Wong is basically a how-to guide to claiming workplace injury compensation in Singapore. 

How can I claim compensation for workplace injuries in Singapore?

Getting injured at work can be a nightmare. Not only are you anxious about recovering from your injury suffered, but you may also be worried about dealing with complicated claims against your employer. Thankfully, in Singapore, the process of claiming is simplified for workers covered by the (WICA). Read more here.

You likely now know how to go about collecting your compensation if you are involved in an accident while at your workplace in Singapore. However, you need to keep in mind that there are some unique circumstances where you may not be compensated. Want to find out more about these unique circumstances? If yes, then you should read the next article carefully. 

The following article by SSO shed light on the revised edition of the Work Injury Compensation Act in Singapore. 


This Act may be cited as the Work Injury Compensation Act.[5/2008]Interpretation2.—(1) In this Act, unless the context otherwise requires —“approved hospital” means a hospital prescribed to be such under section 14(1); Read more here.

You likely now have a clear picture of what the Work Injury Compensation Act is all about. You also now know some unique circumstances you may not be compensated like when you sustain an injury because you were careless. Well, since you are new to the work-injury act, you may have questions or may not be clear with some part of it. If that is the case, the next article may be of help. 

The following article by MOM shed light on the answers to some frequently asked questions about Work injury compensation. 

Work injury compensation

Although my injuries were not permanent, my employer has not paid for my medical leave and medical expenses. What should I do? Am I still responsible for my foreign employee’s salary and accommodation if he’s represented by a lawyer for his Work Injury Compensation claim? Read more here.

You surely now know the answers to some mind racking questions about Work injury compensation Act. Don’t hesitate to ask a professional if you have a unique question or aren’t quite clear with the answers provided. 

Final note 

Don’t wait until trouble comes knocking at your door before taking action. As a worker, there is no better time than now to learn as much as you can about work injury compensation. Since you can’t really tell what the future holds, it is smart to arm yourself with the intricate information you need to get you compensated if you happen to be involved in an accident while carrying out your duties at your workplace. 

Make an effort to do deep and extensive research to learn about the clause and loopholes in the WICA. Yes, doing this may be difficult, but it will go a long way in helping you figure out the fastest way to get compensated when injured at your workplace.